Our Session

Nine members, elected by the congregation and ordained as Ruling Elders, are responsible for governing the congregation and guiding its Christian witness. Session members serve three-year terms.

Current Session Members

(End of members’ three-year terms are listed in parentheses. The class of 2021 has not been elected yet.)


Left: Pastor Kimberly Chastain; Pastor Becky Kindig.


Top row, left to right: 

Clerk of Session Cynthia Burger

Ann Garcia (6/2019) — Mission & Outreach

Marie Hepworth (6/2019) — Communications, Personnel


Bottom row, left to right:

Sally Hunt (6/2019) — Worship & Music

Doug Jones (6/2020) — Spiritual Formation

Kathy Preston (6/2020) — Mission & Outreach, Personnel

Suzie Northrop Raboy (6/2020) — Worship & Music

Our Ministry Teams

The work of the Session is divided amongst several Teams.

  • Communications  
  • Finance & Investments  
  • Mission & Outreach
  • Personnel  
  • Property
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Worship & Music

All Teams are appointed by and accountable to the Session. Each Team has a Session member to serve as liaison or chairperson. Orientation/training is provided for Team members as new people become involved in the work of our congregation. Each year, Teams prepare a proposed Team budget with designated line items.


Our annual Congregational Activity Report highlights the work being done by all of the teams. (Download PDF)


Sunday Worship @ 10:00 am

The United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton

42 Chenango Street

Binghamton, NY 13901

Ph: 607.722.4219

office@upcbgm.org